The elephant who wants to be MF Hussain

By Aparna Mudi | Last Updated: Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 19:43

Zee Media Bureau/Aparna Mudi

New Delhi: An Indian artist took to a very unusual way to make art. Artist Alpana Ahuja recently held an exhibition, 'Ganpathi to Gajah' in the capital city, with paintings made by none other than an Elephant.

The gorgeous animal was lured to make the works of art by the artist using bananas. It used its foot to dab on paint to the canvas.

The elephant in question is called Phoolkali and was rescued from abusive owners. The exhibition was held in the Art Spice Gallery in collaboration with Wildlife SOS to help raise money for the endangered animal.

Incidentally the exhibition has been timed during the Ganapati festival that is celebrated across India with a lot of pomp and show. The festival is dedicated to the 'Elephant God', Ganesha.

"It is a first-ever show where the beauty and mysticism of the elephant and its conservation have been brought to the fore, and even more so on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. What is more rewarding is the fact that the proceeds from the Padchin Collection will go to support the Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation & Care Center," said Babita Gupta, owner, Art Spice gallery to the press.

The art pieces are priced between Rs 10,000 to about Rs 25,000.

(With Agency Inputs)



First Published: Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 19:38

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